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Legislation is set to be drafted to bring the regulation of nursing homes in line with the recommendations of the Covid-19 nursing home expert panel report. The Health (Amendment) Bill will make a number of amendments to the Health Act 2007, which provides for the regulation of designated centres fo

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A group representing Northern Ireland families who lost loved ones during the pandemic has been granted core participant status in the UK Covid-19 Inquiry. P.A. Duffy & Co Solicitors is representing NI Covid Bereaved Families for Justice (NICBFJ), which is one of just 28 groups to successfully s

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Legislation allowing for licensed premises to serve alcohol in outdoor seating areas has been extended for a further six months until the end of November 2022. The Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 was introduced in July 2021 after An Garda Síochána pointed out that bars an

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The Irish Prison Service has announced plans to lift a number of Covid-related restrictions from Monday. Infection control screens will be removed from physical visiting booths and physical contact between prisoners and visitors will be permitted in line with Prison Rules.

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Partners at law firms in England and Wales saw their pay increase by nearly 40 per cent in the first full year of the pandemic, according to new figures. A survey conducted for the Law Society found that median net profits per equity partner increased by 39 per cent from £146,417 in 2020 to &p

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A distinguished panel of human rights experts will discuss the challenges posed by the use of emergency powers by the executive at this year's Hibernian Law Journal annual lecture. Sinéad Gibney, head of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, will be joined on the panel by Jim O'Call

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